You know what beats touching your chin to your chest every fifteen minutes alone in your dorm room, just waiting for the inevitable to come? A big ol’ improv blowout!
Come in your finest if you’re going to formals (our shows are conveniently scheduled in the lull between dinner and dancing when nothing’s going on), or come in your whatever if you’re not! We love you just the way you are.
Thursday – Saturday, December 5-7
10:30pm at Theatre Intime
Get tickets at Frist or at the door before they run out!
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Princeton hasn’t seen faculty do something as crazy as this since Nancy Malkiel founded the Nude Olympics.
Quipfire! is debuting a brand new type of improv on campus: the Armando Diaz Experience and Hootenanny! In this form, a non-improviser gets a suggestion from the audience and uses it as inspiration for a 5-minute monologue (college stories, impassioned rants, life advice, whatever comes to mind). The improvisors then create a series scenes inspired by whatever the monologist said, the monologist responds to those scenes, so on back and forth––ultimately creating an hour-long piece of improvised hilarity.
We’ll have some crazy good monologists to talk about their wacky childhoods, secret stories from Princeton’s past, and what it’s like to throw up a half pound of M&Ms on Lake Erie, among other things: theater professors Tim Vasen and Brian Herrera on Thursday, and King of ODUS Tom Dunne on Saturday.
Thursday & Saturday
11pm in the Frist theater
Tickets ($5) on sale right now, as you’re reading this!
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You might forget your RCA’s name, you might forget the code to your room, and if you pound enough Beast you might forget the night you spent awash in a sea of sweaty freshmen outside some eating club whose name you don’t know––but you’ll never forget your first Quipfire! show. As Princeton’s oldest improv comedy group, we’ve been punctuating the awkward parade of Frosh Week with three special nights of improv comedy since 1992, and now we’re honored to do the same for you. For no cost at all (if you’re a lucky ’17er), we’ll delight your eyeballs with 1.25 hours of shortform and longform improv comedy, including a real-life improvised musical, because you’re worth it!
10:30PM on Thursday and Friday
Midnight on Saturday (right after the Triangle show!)
Theater Intime (in Murray-Dodge Hall, near the chapel)
$7/Student Events Eligible and FREE FOR FRESHMEN
If you’re interested in doing improv in college, stick around after the show, ’cause we want to meet you (and check out our Join page)! Our auditions start up the week following our shows (9/9-9/12), and they only take 15 minutes. We know how intense some auditions can be, and we pride ourselves on having tryouts that are all about what improv itself is all about: fun. There’s no experience necessary (half of our group had never improvised before college), and you can check out quipfireimprov.com for more details.
If you don’t catch us at the Activities Fair, audition signups will be in the lobby of Theater Intime, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City will be flooded with 72 hours of nonstop improv at the end of June, and Quipfire! will be right in the thick of it. Catch us at noon on Sunday, June 30 at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark’s Place)!
You’ll need a wristband to see us, which will also get you into several hundred shows that weekend. They call it the Del Close Marathon for a reason, after all!*
*because just like the messenger who ran from the Battle of Marathon to bring news of the victory to Athens, people have been known to collapse and die after this event.
Get your Reunions nights going right with some rapid-fire comedy from Princeton’s oldest improv group! Fresh off competing in the nationals of the College Improv Tournament, we finally have a chance to do what we’ve been training for all year: entertain theaters full of drunk alums before they go hook up with each other.
Our shows last just over an hour, so you’ll be back in the tents right when the party really gets going, but long before it gets really sweaty. You know, primetime.
11pm on Thursday and Friday, 11:30pm on Saturday
$7 – Get tickets at Frist or at the door
Our own Ellie Kemper, of Bridesmaids and The Office fame, wrote a very funny article for GQ: “Can Men Be Funny?“
Fresh off the CIT Nationals, two Princeton Preview shows, and hosting Shirleypalooza, Quipfire! is ready to get back into what we do best: improvise in front of well-dressed, tipsy, and hollerin’ undergrads. We’re especially excited to show you all version 2.0 of our improvised musical, now with twice the musical and 30% more improvisation. Get your tickets soon, ’cause they’re selling like hotcakes in a world in which hotcakes are commodity necessary for conducting business or executing logistics, much in the way oil or minerals are in our world.
We really want you to come here, and we wrote you this heartfelt letter. Come see us at This Side of Princeton, the comedy show at Colonial Club, our own shows in the Rocky/Mathey common rooms, and at the Activities Fair during either Princeton Preview! We’d love to meet you and convince you why Princeton is the best darn place of all.
BREAKING NEWS: Quipfire! performed with Baby Wants Candy on Tuesday! We would have told you, but it all happened so fast, we swear!
But that’s all in the past now. The real story the article about us in the Daily Princetonian and the 85 (and counting) hateful and hilarious comments it has spawned.
NOTE: Unfortunately, the Prince‘s article about us was lost when their site went down. But for a brief moment, it was the most commented-on article in recent history, with over 90 comments. We all mourn its passing.